by Young Gal on May 28, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
My 1996 2 door V6 automatic Achieva is a great car, overall it's been very dependable. It was purchased for me about 5 1/2 years ago. If I was to pick a car, this would not be it, but since it was purchased for me I can't complain. It's been a great car, fun to drive with lots of power. The style and look of the car is very "grandparent'ish" but the two door is much better than four door at least. Good back up car to drive to and from work or as a kids first car, nothing to fancy. And gets pretty good gas mileage. Now that its over 12 years old its starting to see some problems with water leaking in, but drill a few holes in the floor and its manageable. Overall, it's been a good ride.
by stangdood on Oct 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
I've riden this car hard and soft,
twice back and forth from Maryland to
Florida and it's still my daily driver
and runs great. Bought it with 87K and
now has 99K in 9 months. Also
installed dual exhaust and K&N air
intake. Car pushes ~155hp~ and runs a
15.92 1/4 mile on a 5-spd manual
tranny...not to shabby.
by MzkMn on Feb 19, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
i test drove many cars, including a
`94 mustang GT, and this one beat em
all. zips to 60mph, super comfortable,
very nice look, and great handling.
car can whip around turns. engine
produces a nice roar when gas is
floored. for the power, i average
around 28mpg. very very nice. you get
camaro/mustang/firebird performance in
a smaller, more economical design.
large trunk space too.
by Burned on Jan 16, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva
Bot 96 Achieve SC in Aug 98. Had 12.5k
mi. By Feb99 veh left me sitting 6
times.Engine stall, sputter, panel
lights flash on/off then engine died.
Security sensors it took at least 10
min to restart engine.
Under warranty, Olds dealerships had
lots of difficulty diag. Fall 99 dealer
kept veh 3 wks. Dealer maint and manu
couldn't find problem.
Sol:replaced all sensors.
3 yrs and 67k more miles car was ok.
Still thought about when it would leave
me sitting again.
Finally did Nov 02 & Jan03. 3 stall
outs. Maint found no problem. Not
comfortable with vehicle. Gave it away
for tax writeoff.
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